Class of 2016
Our 155th all-university Commencement ceremony took place May 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle.
2016 Commencement Address Speaker – John Lewis
U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis, considered one of the most courageous and influential leaders in the civil rights movement, gave the 2016 Commencement address. Lewis will be receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties and building “The Beloved Community” of justice and equality that his mentor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned.
Lewis’ dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress.